About Me

When I was young, I really wanted to be a marine biologist so I could study sharks. My plan pivoted because I am terrified of deep water. When I got to high school I thought I wanted to be a nurse. I planned all of my courses so I would meet the requirements for the nursing program and I even volunteered at the local hospital. I always dreaded the days when I would have to go the hospital, which looking back really should have made me question if I had made the right decision. When I graduated, I applied to the nursing program at Okanagan College in Kelowna. I think the universe gave me a sign that this was not the correct path for me because I got into the campus dorm but I was waitlisted for the program. Since the sight of blood makes me faint, I decided I needed to choose a different career goal once again.

After a year off of school I feared that I would never go back because I could not see myself in university. I watched all of my friends go through their first semesters of school and felt lost. Finally I sat myself down and really thought about who I was and what I wanted to do. Some of the most influential people in my life have been teachers and I realized that I wanted to be that kind of role model for someone. I hastily applied for the Associate of Arts Diploma program at Okanagan College in Penticton. I was accepted into the program and so I packed up my life and moved to a little town called Oliver for two years. 

I loved my school and I finally felt like I had found myself but I missed my friends and life on the coast. I researched teaching programs and found one that I really liked at the University of the Fraser Valley. After completing the Associate of Arts program, I moved back down to Langley and started my journey at UFV.